So I continued to weave… This time, although I used a linen warp, I decided to use perle thread to reduce the amount of fluff and to try out a different texture. I love the geometric shapes of the buildings on Clarence Pier, Portsmouth, and decided it would work well as a weave. I used the split weave technique and worked the image sideways on the frame. I had in mind that I would keep some loose threads on the side (top) to bead at the end. However, when I took the piece from the frame, it seemed kind of lost on its own. What was I going to do with it? I wanted to frame it for the exhibition, but it didn’t seem ‘finished’. I was reluctant to turn it in to a building, but as you can see, that’s kind of how its ended up. My line of flight has been taken a step further as I’ve used printing techniques too. Well, a bit of funky foam, carefully cut out, painted and applied. The stitches help to unify the piece, even though it wasn’t my intention to use stitch, it was required! Framed in a simple white box, I’m pleased with the result. Weaving is certainly a learning process in composition. Looking at the work of other weavers, such as Sheila Hicks, it doesn’t seem a problem for them; their work just stands alone. However, the scale and texture of their work is quite different and it doesn’t matter how simple it looks, it really isn’t!